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How is Umanoff & Parsons?

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asdf Oct 17, 2006 12:51 AM

I've heard of this place, but is it worth a trip downtown? And what is good there?

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    grapenehi RE: asdf Oct 17, 2006 05:17 AM

    I know they supply the pies to Peter Lugar's steakhouses and if you've ever had the pecan pie there with the "schlag" you know that U&P makes good stuff!

    I knew U&P when they were wholesale only. Did they open a cafe of some sort?

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      squid kun RE: grapenehi Oct 18, 2006 08:24 AM

      Not a cafe but a small retail counter, last time I was there. Sometime last year I got a very good berry pie there, loaded with good fresh fruit and not too sweet. I seem to recall they were even open early in the day on Thanksgiving.

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      Buttercream RE: asdf Oct 18, 2006 11:06 AM

      I LOVE the fruit pies at Umanoff & Parsons!

      The 3 berry pie and Strawberry Rhubard are incredible!

      1. AKR RE: asdf Oct 18, 2006 12:39 PM

        their cakes/pies are awesome, yet atkins non compliant

        1. thesu RE: asdf Oct 19, 2006 01:40 AM

          I had their chocolate layer cake. It was like four thin tiers with chocolate whipped cream and chocolate glaze and chocolate curls. Very tasty.

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            grapenehi RE: asdf Oct 19, 2006 04:32 AM

            Can someone tell me where this retail counter is located? Is it at their bakery in Tribeca on Greenwich?

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              squid kun RE: grapenehi Oct 19, 2006 02:36 PM

              That's right ... http://www.umanoffparsons.com/retail.htm

            2. a_and_w RE: asdf Oct 20, 2006 03:12 PM

              I think the pumpkin pie is just OK but the pecan pie with chocolate chunks is amazing! I brought one to thanksgiving and one of my friend's friends tracked me down the next day just to find out where I got it. Haven't tried any berry pies yet...

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